Louisville still in running for Upshaw, Hill

Robert Upshaw, a four-star '12 center from Fresno, Ca., and Kasey Hill, a five-star PG from Florida, have narrowed their lists, and Louisville made the cut for both players.

Four-Star Center Considering Nine

Robert Upshaw, a four-star center from Fresno (CA) San Joaquin Memorial, told Scout.com's Josh Gershon he has narrowed his list down to nine schools, though he doesn't plan to make a college choice until the spring signing period.

Upshaw informed Gershon that is he now only considering USC, Arizona, Fresno State, Georgetown, Kansas State, Louisville, Maryland, Oklahoma State and UNLV. He's expected to entertain coaches for in-home visits this fall, then begin setting up official visits.

Upshaw, a 6-foot-11, 240-pound center, is currently ranked No. 41 in the 2012 class.

Five-Star 2013 PG Lists Louisville

Kasey Hill, one of the top point guards in the Class of 2013, told Bob Redman, publisher of Scout.com's Florida site, FightinGators.com, that he's narrowed his list to seven programs. The Florida Rams guard caught Rick Pitino's attention in July, and Louisville made Hill's early cut.

"I have narrowed it down a little bit," Hill said. "I narrowed it down to USF, Florida, Louisville, Kentucky, Missouri, N.C. State, and Florida State."

Hill broke down his interest in those programs:

NC State: "I feel like they let their guards play. They are an up and down team and they get after it on both ends offensively and defensively."

Kasey Hill
Missouri: "They let their guards play and they push the ball in transition. That is my style."

Kentucky: "I feel like they are the same way and they have a great coach, in Coach Calipari. He puts guys in the NBA."

Louisville: "All the schools that I am naming fit my style of play and they run up and down and play and I like that."

USF: "I feel like I have a great relationship with Coach Stan Heath. I have known him since I was in about sixth grade when his son and I were on the same AAU team together. He would never recruit me. We just always talk about different things. We have built a great relationship and I trust him so much."

Florida State: "I like their style as well. They play up and down and let the guards play. I also have a good relationship with assistant coach Stan Jones. I also think Leonard Hamilton will turn that program around and that is pretty big."

Florida: "Billy Donovan is known as a great coach and has the titles. He has been there a long time and put a bunch of guys in the NBA. I have had a few conversations with him. It is definitely big that he played point guard and especially that he played some in the NBA. He can teach me so many things having played the position."

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